1. Treat others as you wish to be treated.

Because it is the most direct way to create new opportunities.

2. Accentuate the positive.

Because this will create more positive energy in our lives.

3. Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream.

Because when things are forced they are usually not the best direction.

4. Live for today, setting up for a better tomorrow.

Because only in now do we have the power. But in now is the seed of the next moment.

5. Help others whenever you can, even small easy efforts of help make a difference to them and you. It is the easiest way to share a gift.

Because through giving we receive. Give it a try.

6. Life is not always easy. Attitude bridges the gap.

Because in the end, our actions are built on our attitudes.

7. Yes the grass looks greener from far away, when you get closer it is about the same.

Because we are the same in both places.

8. Life is a series of lessons. Get used to it.

Because we are never done in life. Every breath leads to the next. It is how we use it that matters.

9. Grudges hold you back more than the other.

Because focus is paramount and it takes a lot of energy away from more productive directions to maintain the grudge.

10. There are exceptions to every rule.

Because we are all unique.

11. Remember, you only get one body, take care of it for the long haul. The quality of life is based largely on the health status of your body.

Because life is live action. It is not a dress rehearsal.

In the space of living we do need to reinforce the positive aspects in ourselves and with those around us in order to validate all our paths and motivate us to move forward in a healthy way.